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Old 08-04-12, 15:40
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Hello everyone.
I have a Spanish laptop that is approx 8 years old that I brought back home with me. Because of various problems I wiped Windows XP that came with it from the hard drive and installed Linux from cd disk that I had lying in a cupboard (Linux Ubuntu 8.10 )
I was happy with this for a while but as you can see this version of Ubuntu is old and I wanted to upgrade to something more up to date. As I don?t know a lot about computers to know what my laptop could handle (eg memory) I burnt Puppy Linux onto a disk and I am using this as a live disk.
When I insert the disk it loads up and takes me to the desktop immediately but doesn?t give me the option to run as a live disk or install permanently.
Can you please tell me how I can install puppy on to my hard disk ( full disk no partition )
The spec written on the laptop says.

Acer Travelmate 244
Intel Celeron 2.6GHz
1*256MB DDR SDSRAM
30GB Ultra ATA/100 HDD

PS The original Ubuntu is installed on the whole disk not partitioned.
I am very new to Linux so can anyone explain simply.
Sorry if this is a long winded story.Thank you in advance for any advice given.
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Old 10-04-12, 09:12
tony044 tony044 is offline
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Default Re: install puppy Linux to hard drive

Hi Jake4,
I would install linux mint 11.10 or linux mint 12, though I have one of each installed on both my laptops I prefer linux mint 11.10.
I only cost ?6 for the dvd from 8daysayweek.co.uk, the cd is cheaper but as I have a slow download rate the dvd is the one I prefer.
Linux mint whichever one you go for is the best Linux distro,I've used ubuntu before,Linux mint only uses 3gb of your hard disk I have loads on mine and it still only uses 6gbs of my hard drive.

Dell inspiron 6400 laptop
2gb ram
320gb hard drive
Linux mint 11.10

Dell inspiron 6400 laptop
2gb ram
320gb hard drive
Linux mint 12

Both my laptops are cheap second hand ones and work perfectly with Linux

Tony044
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Old 10-04-12, 13:49
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Default Re: install puppy Linux to hard drive

Hi tony044 thanks for your reply. As I have said I don't know a lot about computer memory etc. Do you reckon my computer has enough to run Linux Mint.
Thanks again
Jake4
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Old 10-04-12, 14:35
Magpie2 Magpie2 is offline
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Default Re: install puppy Linux to hard drive

Hi,
Ubuntu10.04 is the current LTS version due to be replaced by Ubuntu12.04 this month,but I do not think that you will have enough RAM for that .I have just just downloaded the latest version of puppy linux 5.2.8 and burned it to CD.and am using the live CD now. There is also the option to install it. I do not know what your problem is but I suggest that you try a burn at a slower rate or make fresh download.
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Old 13-04-12, 11:27
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Hi Jake,
If you purchase the dvd only ?6 I would recommend Linux Mint 11, it is really easy to use and update and it only uses from 4gb of your hard drive so you have enough memory. You can get it from 8daysaweek.co.uk, or google it and get it from another source. It is a far superior operating system than Windows, although you can install it alongside Windows though I would'nt recommend that.
Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop
2gb ram
320gb hard drive
Linux Mint 11

Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop
2gb ram
320gb hard drive
Linux Mint 12

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